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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-377

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 8, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    The Peterbilt rolled onto its side on top of the Nissan, trapping and killing the Nissan driver inside his vehicle.
    • Wednesday
    • August 3, 2016
    • Time: 5:45 AM
    • Sheldon Road

    Vehicle- 2014 Nissan SUV

    Driver - Leslie Martinez
    H/M, age 34
    7728 Gardner Road,
    Tampa FL

    Vehicle - 2014 Peterbilt Truck

    Driver - Craig Allen (not injured)
    Age 33
    2030 County Manor Street
    Bartow, FL

    Details:

    On August 8, 2016 at 5:45 AM, a 2014 Nissan SUV, driven by an adult male traveled south on Sheldon Road having just received a green light at Linebaugh Avenue.

    A Peterbilt fuel truck, driven by Craig Allen was traveling westbound on Linebaugh Avenue, failed to stop at the red light, and struck the front of the Nissan. The Peterbilt rolled onto its side on top of the Nissan, trapping and killing the Nissan driver inside his vehicle.

    Mr. Allen submitted to a blood draw; alcohol did not play a factor in this crash. FDOT Motor Carrier Compliance was contacted and conducted a vehicle inspection.

    No charges have been filed at this time pending further investigation. Next of Kin has been notified.
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